What You Need to Know About Pepcid
As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of Pepcid include:
(Click Pepcid Side Effects to learn about specific side effects, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. You can also read about other possible side effects by clicking Famotidine Sexual Side Effects.)
Pepcid can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Pepcid Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you have:
- Kidney problems, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Famotidine and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Famotidine and Breastfeeding).
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you currently take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Pepcid Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)